What is a CID (Community Improvement District)?
A CID is a local government entity created to execute certain government funded services including street and road construction and maintenance, parks and recreations, storm water and sewage systems, water systems, public transportation systems, and other services and facilities. CIDs are created through the enactment by the local government(s) of resolution and the consent of the governed. A CID is administered by a Board of Directors. The make-up of a district’s Board consists of both elected board members and appointed board members. Some board members are elected on ballots weighted by value of property interests, and some based upon one vote per owner, regardless of value.
How does the CID raise funds for the district?
The board raises funds by setting an ad valorem millage rate on real property, specifically excluding property used residentially. The Gwinnett Place CID is a self-taxing district that uses the additional property taxes of its members to accelerate infrastructure improvements, security enhancements and economic development initiatives.
What is the ad valorem millage rate on real property in Gwinnett?
The millage rate is placed upon the regular tax bills sent by the Tax Commissioner, who transmits the collected taxes to the CID Board for expenditure in accordance with the purposes of the District. The constitutional upper limit is 2.5 percent of the assessed value (which is 25 mills).
How does the public stay informed on the Gwinnett Place CID activities and projects?
All Board meetings and events are open to the public.
Where can I view the GPCID’s audits and enabling legislation?
- FY 2017 Audit – PDF
- FY 2016 Audit – PDF
- FY 2015 Audit – PDF
- FY 2014 Audit – PDF
- FY 2013 Audit – PDF
- FY 2012 Audit – PDF
- FY 2011 Audit – PDF
- FY 2010 Audit – PDF
- FY 2009 Audit – PDF
- FY 2008 Audit – PDF
- FY 2007 Audit – PDF
- FY 2006 Audit – PDF
- FY 2005 Audit – PDF
The creation of Community Improvement Districts in Gwinnett County is authorized by Georgia House Bill 654. The Bill also contains information concerning how the CIDs are to be created, organized, operated and funded.
House Bill 654: This Act shall be referred to as the “Gwinnett County Community Improvement Districts Act.”
In 2005, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution to create the Gwinnett Place CID.